What: Exhibit opening for Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota
When: October 30, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. with a short program at 4:15 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
About the exhibit opening
This event marks the opening of the exhibit, “Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota.” The event also closes the symposium “From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland,” which will be held on October 30.
Remarks take place at 4:15 p.m. by Ellen Engseth and Kris Kiesling, University of Minnesota Libraries, and by Marianne Wargelin, Honorary Consul of Finland, Minneapolis. Musical selection by Sara Pajunen.
Exhibit Co-sponsor: Friends of the University Libraries.
Symposium Co-sponsors: IHRC (CLA) and IHRCA (University Libraries), Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professorship in Finnish Studies, Institute for Global Studies, European Studies Consortium.
About the symposium
Over the past century and a half, Finland has gone from a country of emigration to a country of immigration. While Finns in the nineteenth century were migrating to North America, today, Finland is receiving sizable numbers of newcomers, including refugees from Somalia and other countries.
Timed to recognize the 150th anniversary of Finnish immigration to the Minnesota, “From Emigration to Immigration” is an interdisciplinary and international symposium at the University of Minnesota. It will explore historical and contemporary immigration in Europe, Somali immigration to Finland in comparative perspective, and drawing from our significant research collections in the Immigration History Research Center Archives, the history of Finnish immigration to the US.